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  1. This is a letter I received from Wim Wakker about this insturment. Concertina Connection Inc. & Wakker Concertinas Hi Thorn, I checked your instrument and made a few adjustments to the action. Your instrument is a Geuns-Wakker model, not a Wakker concertina with traditional concertina reeds. We built a small number of English and anglo concertinas with Harry Geuns (Belgium). Harry is considered to be one of the world's leading bandoneon makers. Your instrument is a 48 key baritone hybrid (accordion reeds) English, built in 2001. It has French polished amboyna veneers and all leather bellows. It is in excellent condition . • Unlike most hybrid concertinas on the market, your instrument is built the traditional way: quarter sawn cured wood, glued with hide glue (acoustically invisible), French polished, Morocco goat skin bellows, and the action has a double guided posts and it has metal capped buttons. The standard hybrids on the market do not use tone woods, are glued with insulating wood glue and resonance restricting finishes, have plastic buttons, sheep skin bellows, etc.. Quality wise, your instrument is much better and comparable to the custom Rose, which also is traditionally built hybrid english. Regards, Wim Wakker Concertina Connection Inc. Wakker Concertinas 9811 South Big Rock Lane, P.O. Box 211, Valleyford, WA 99036 USA • T: 509-922-1626 I am asking $3500.00 plus shipping. It comes with the original hard shell case. you can contact me at skytimes@gmail.com Thom Switzer
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